October 7 | 6:00 p.m. | Spanish Ballroom at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Join us for an evening of food, wine, and words featuring Northwest authors including National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson and original music by the Bushwick Book Club. Authors will debut original short stories based on the evening’s theme, “Wildest Dreams,” while guests enjoy a delicious three-course meal. The emcee will be acclaimed author Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation
David Skinner and Catherine Eaton Skinner
The Boeing Company
The Tulalip Tribes
Johnson is the author of numerous books including Middle Passage (winner of the National Book Award in 1990), and is a professor at the University of Washington. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant, NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, two Washington State Governor’s Awards for literature, and numerous other accolades. He lives in Seattle.
Marshall is the current Washington State Poet Laureate and a professor at Gonzaga University. He is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. He is also the author of two previous collections, Dare Say (2002) and The Tangled Line (2009), and a collection of interviews with contemporary poets, Range of the Possible (2002). Marshall lives in Spokane.
Foley is the author of the acclaimed book Hugo and Rose, which publisher’s weekly called “an inventive, cinematic domestic novel filled with Wizard of Oz–like dreams.” Originally from Colorado, Foley attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. She worked as an actor and screenwriter before becoming a novelist. She now lives with her family outside of Seattle, and is a member of the Seattle7Writers.